COVID-19 Update from the President of the SCCA| March 24 | 4:30pm

March 24, 2020, 4:30pm

Full article.

It has been an extraordinary few weeks as our world faces historic challenges with the growing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Taking into account the latest updates from CDC and other health officials, the declaration of a national emergency, major disaster declarations, and each local/city and state’s individual responses to the spread of the coronavirus, the following national SCCA events in April have been postponed, unless noted as canceled below.

Track Night in America
  • April 1, Atlanta Motorsports Park
  • April 7, Motorsport Ranch Cresson
  • April 7, Palm Beach International Raceway
  • April 16, Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • April 16, Thunderhill Raceway Park
  • In addition, we have postponed opening registration for our premier TNiA events, listed below. We will announce new opening dates as they become available.
    • May 20, May 21 & June 11, Lime Rock Park
    • June 10 & September 16, Sebring International Raceway
    • May 22 & July 31, Daytona International Raceway
    • July 16, Virginia International Raceway
Starting Line
  • April 4, Devens
  • April 4, Houston
  • April 4, Cincinnati
  • April 4, Seattle
  • April 18, South Bend
Tire Rack SCCA Champ Tour
  • April 24–26, Arizona
Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo
  • April 3–5, Fontana
  • April 17–19, Crows Landing
Hoosier Super Tour
  • April 4–5, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit (canceled)
  • April 10–12, Virginia International Raceway (canceled)

Note that these event updates are in addition to the March events that were postponed, as listed in the March 13 update below, and there may be additional events impacted as we move into April.

Rescheduling Events

We know many of our members have questions about events being rescheduled. While we don’t have all the answers today, we are working diligently with venues, tracks, and regions where appropriate, to do what we can to reschedule. Program leaders will follow up at the appropriate time with further details, but we are holding any reschedule announcements until we’re confident that those dates will not be further impacted.

National Office Impact

Like you, we’re working rapidly and remaining flexible to adjust to current realities, while making the best decisions with ever-changing information. Here at the National Office in Topeka, Kansas, schools are closed for the remainder of spring semester, and stay-at-home orders have already gone into effect in Lawrence, where some of our staff reside. Our hope is that these moves will help slow the spread of the coronavirus so that we may maintain our standard operating hours for the National Office without more aggressive actions.

Region Impact

Impacts are also being felt across our 115 SCCA Regions, where many events are being postponed or canceled due to local mandates, and in support of slowing the spread of the virus. Please look to your local regions’ websites for up-to-date information on events and meetings. Region leaders can also find updated information in our article, Supporting Regions through COVID-19.

Local Impact

Of course, the coronavirus continues to impact all of us in areas of our lives well beyond SCCA. Many cities/states now have stay-at-home, self-quarantine or shelter-in-place orders. In many parts of the country, city and state leaders have asked that all nonessential or non-life-sustaining businesses close. Regardless of where you call home, we know these are challenging times, so please do your best to stay safe and stay healthy.

Looking Ahead

The web page you’re on now is our dedicated space for all of our coronavirus updates. This puts everything in one place, making it easier to find. In addition to our weekly Tuesday updates, you’ll find program-specific announcements posted by program leaders as appropriate, under “Coronavirus + Program Updates” in the right-hand column (or under the article on mobile). We will continue to provide weekly updates every Tuesday via email and here on until normality returns.

We appreciate your continued support as we tackle this challenge as One Team, and we look forward to seeing you on course or on track again soon.

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